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Firm  founder honored
Bob Wojcieszak/Daily Mail
Firm founder honored

Charlie Ryan’s agency also celebrating 40 years of work

By SAMUEL SPECIALE

W.Va. teacher unions want more flexible evaluations
W.Va. teacher unions want more flexible evaluations

The U.S. Department of Education announced Thursday that some states can delay requirements that tie teacher evaluations to student test scores — but West Virginia is a step ahead.

U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan...

Charleston attorney offers reward for billionaire’s assets

A Charleston attorney is receiving national attention for an unconventional approach in trying to track down possible assets of the founder of a luxury resort.

Brian Glasser, of the firm Bailey & ...

Airport, chemical company want spill lawsuit dismissed

An airport and a chemical producer want claims dismissed in a lawsuit partly targeting them over a January chemical spill.

In U.S. District Court in Charleston, Yeager Airport filed a motion Tuesday to dismiss claims in the wide-spanning...

Water company wants secrecy in PSC leak investigation
Water company wants secrecy in PSC leak investigation

Attorneys for West Virginia American Water are insisting that the state Public Service Commission not force them to release any documents that explain what sort of planning the company did to prepare for potential contamination of its Elk River...

DEA change means no refills on much-abused painkillers
DEA change means no refills on much-abused painkillers

Frequently abused painkillers like Vicodin and Lortab will soon be harder to come by, after the federal Drug Enforcement Agency moved Thursday to tighten restrictions on such drugs.

The DEA ...

W.Va. community gets funds for flood repairs

The Associated Press

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Emergency stream repairs will be done in an area of McDowell County hit by severe flooding.

Flash flooding damaged roads, bridges and homes in the Bull Creek area of western McDowell County...

Police search for bank robber
Police search for bank robber

RIPLEY -- Police are looking for a man who robbed the Premier Bank on South Church Street in Ripley Thursday morning. The bank was robbed about 11:30 a.m.

Ripley police, Jackson County sheriff’s deputies and State Police responded....

Authority facilitates transfer of Fairmont General Hospital

Members of the West Virginia Economic Authority decided Thursday to facilitate the transfer of Fairmont General Hospital to Alecto Healthcare Services.

The hospital, which has more than 700 employees and 200 beds, filed for Chapter 11...

DNR takeover of Cass railroad still in the works
DNR takeover of Cass railroad still in the works

State Rail Authority members had planned to discuss and possibly vote on a proposal from the Division of Natural Resources to take over railroad operations at the Cass Scenic Railroad on Thursday.

However, the authority had to remove discussion...

Board dismisses fired Capitol officer’s grievance

The West Virginia Public Employees Grievance Board has dismissed a grievance filed by Douglas Day in which he argued his termination as a Capitol Police Officer because of a Facebook post was unfair.

Administrative Law Judge Lewis G. Brewer...

Things to do today: Aug. 22, 2014

Music

COUNTRY SWINGERS with BECKY AND KENNY: 7 to 10 p.m. Cover $5. Elk River Community Center, 1047 Main St., Elkview. Call 304-965-3722.

BILLY COX and JOHN ELLISON: 6:30 p.m. Free. R&B and blues. Live on the Levee. WV Music Hall...

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